Extra stops on the Bittern Line for Worstead festival

Published on: Friday, 26 July 2019
Last updated: Friday, 26 July 2019

Greater Anglia is putting in additional stops on trains this weekend to coincide with the annual Worstead Festival.

This weekend, every train on the Bittern line between Norwich and Sheringham, and Sheringham and Norwich, will call at Worstead.

The event will take place on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July between 10am and 6pm.

On Saturday, eight trains will make additional stops at Worstead, and on Sunday an additional 12 trains will call there.

One of the biggest annual events in the region, the festival is a celebration of rural life, farming, and the crafts, produce and heritage of Worstead and North Norfolk.

Alongside stalls, street food and bars, the festival showcases farming and rural attractions including sheep shearing, alpacas, heavy horses, birds of prey and a sheepdog display – as well as the return of the very popular terrier racing. There will be vintage tractors, military vehicles and a host of classic cars.

James Reeve, Greater Anglia’s Area Customer Service Manager, said: “We are very pleased to be supporting the Worstead festival by ensuring all Bittern Line trains stop there this weekend. We hope people enjoy the weekend.”

This highly popular weekend festival has been running for more than 50 years and offers families a great day out in Norfolk, while raising funds for charity.

The festival field is approximately a fifteen-minute walk away from Worstead station. There is also a tractor and trailer shuttle service from the station to the festival.